Learning to save seeds from one harvest to the next takes you a step further towards self-sufficiency and helps to save genetics of plants needed for the future.
When you run out of land on which to grow food and fuel in your own country, is it OK to buy cheap land in a third-world country?
Using wood you’ve harvested to start creative wood projects is not impossible. Many sawyers have created beautiful wood structures made from lumber they’ve cut themselves.
The advantages of having stabilizer bars on your tractor when using an implement such as a mower are described.
Recap of 2010 growing season in Northwest Pennsylvania
Cotton Patch geese were historically cheap labor for keeping cotton fields clean. They have been used to weed other crops, such as corn and strawberries, too. After making numerous contacts and traveling more than 10,000 miles, Tom Walker found a few gaggles that were fairly representative of the breed. He has carefully selected and maintained these historic weeder geese, saving them from the brink of extinction.
A Prairie Home Companion took the old joke, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” to a new level, with a Weird Al Yankovic-style twist on Simon and Garfunkle’s “Sounds of Silence.”
The Obama administration announced additional funding for rural broadband Internet programs that will increase the speed of rural Internet access. The funding is part of 2009's Recovery Act.
What's the most efficient way to boil water?
Explanation of how an Over Running Coupler (ORC) works and why you should have one with a direct drive PTO.
Buying a tractor? How much tractor do you need? What are the horsepower requirements for mowing?
Mother Nature has a way of filling in the blank spots....
Why is honey the proper food for honey bees?
In eggs from a healthy chicken, proteins found within the egg white control the growth of dangerous bacteria. If a chicken is infected with salmonella, the proteins can't protect you.
Enjoy a glimpse of history with the Photo of the Week. Capture your own memories, and submit them to our CU photo-sharing site. One of yours might even be the next Photo of the Week!
A homemade solar food dryer allows you to dry tomatoes and apples for delicious and nutritious winter snacks and addition to your meals.
The Tractors and Power Equipment blog is all about tractors and the equipment powered by them — loaders, graders, mowers, cultivation and logging implements and more.
If your job, finances, family commitments, etc., have thwarted or delayed your dreams of self-reliance, you don’t have to wait until you can afford a 20 acre parcel. You can start working where you are now to build and nurture self-reliant living skills that are sure to provide you with more peace of mind and improved health, and will most likely be of great personal benefit during the coming decades of global challenge and change.